IN Another Blow to Airline Employees, easyJet Announces Plans to Reduce its Workforce by up to 30 per cent.
easyJet has said it plans to reduce its workforce by up to 30 per cent to enable a “restructure of our business” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The chief executive for easyJet, Johan Lundgren, said:
“We realise that these are very difficult times and we are having to consider very difficult decisions which will impact our people, but we want to protect as many jobs as we can for the long-term.
“We remain focused on doing what is right for the company and its long-term health and success, following the swift action we have taken over the last three months to meet the challenges of the virus.
“Although we will restart flying on June 15, we expect demand to build slowly, only returning to 2019 levels in about three years’ time.
“As a result, we anticipate reducing staff numbers by up to 30 per cent across the business and we will continue to remove cost and non-critical expenditure at every level.
The airline industry as a whole has taken a massive hit during the crisis and easyJet is just one company that has had to lay off workers, Rolls Royce, Boeing, and Airbus recently announced job cuts in a bid to regain profitability.